ekrentz at lstc.edu
Wed Mar 3 10:53:14 EST 1999
>In 2 Peter 1:7 I have a question about this term filadelphia or
>philadelphia. I don't see it in my LXX database, on in the NT. Does it
>originate from the name of the city in the Decapolis? Where did that name
>come from? Could someone point me to the original source of this term, if
>known? I'm interested in connotations from Classical Greek that may cast
>a proper background for Peter's useage.
>David A. Bielby I
>Pastor Vineyard Christian Fellowship Bloomington, Illinois USA
>dbielby at juno.com
The term does occur once in the NT, in 1 thess 4:9: PERI DE THS FILADELFIAS
OU CREIAN ECETE GRAFEIN jUMIN, a.... It's a hAPAX EIRHMENON in the NT. What
concordance did you consuilt?
Beyond that, Carl's response is on target.
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